Golden Globes: TV's First 2017 Statuette Goes to Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton win the first Golden Globes award in television category with a surprise win for his starring role in Amazon’s freshman drama series Goliath.

Thornton, who plays Billy McBride, a down and out lawyer in the legal series, won the Best Performance by An Actor in a Television Series over such formidable opponents as Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Liev Schrieber (Ray Donovan.)

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.